Ice Station by Matthew Reilly

Ice Station by Matthew Reilly is one of the greatest  action thriller novel. This Novel has extra load of action that a usual thriller novel. This is the first Matthew Reilly novel I read. I Thought it must be some kind of science fiction novel since I saw story was about a Alien spaceship. But I was wrong I was reading a novel full of action which make to glue to the book till the end of story. Its more like those action movies. I have become a Matthew Reilly fan from that moment. this is not classic literature this is pure entertainment. Ice Station is the first book of  Matthew Reilly’s Scarecrow thriller novel series.  Area 7 and Scarecrow which are second and third books of Scarecrow thriller novel series are same as Ice Station.

After a team of American scientists at Wilkes Ice Station discover what seems to be a spaceship in a four-million-year-old cavern below the ice, two of the divers disappear while checking out the craft. Lt. Shane “Scarecrow” Schofield and his highly trained team of Marines respond to the scientists’ distress signal. By the time the leathernecks reach Wilkes, three days later, one of the scientists has killed another, six more members of the Wilkes team have disappeared in the ice cave and eight French scientists from a nearby station are for some reason at the U.S. base. Would the French government kill Americans to capture a frozen UFO? Probably: six of the French “scientists” turn out to be the members of the French special forces. From that discovery onward, this first novel offers nonstop thrills as Schofield and his team fight for their lives and for those of the remaining American scientists Against French and British commandos and a secret American spy group; against killer whales and strange aquatic mammals; and against time, for both the French and British commandos harbor “eraser” plans to wipe out all survivors in case of mission failure.

If you are just fan of Vince Flynn or Robert Ludlum type thriller fan, you might find Ice Station has way too much action than you might want. But for me that’s what makes this book better. in  Ice Station action tells you story rather than dialogs. Ice Station is absolutely non-stop action + action thriller its more like you are watching movie. I have seen some negative reviews about Matthew Reilly novels such as Ice Station but those guys miss the point. These are not Literature masterpieces, These books are for entertainment purpose not for collecting in person library.  If you want that kinda book you should try novels like War and Peace. Matthew Reilly‘s novels make people read books even those who think its boring to read books. My person opinion is you can’t find a better example about Action Thrillers than Matthew Reilly‘s Ice Station.

Allan Quatermain by Rider Haggard

Allan Quartermain by H. Rider Haggard the last novel of this Allan Quatermain series. This book is no so popular unlike first book of the series, King Solomon’s Mines. Still it’s a great novel which is full of adventures, romance, remote Africa, ancient lost civilizations. Rider Haggard is founder of lost world type novels. His novels are great and you can put same level as today’s thriller novels.

At the beginning of this adventure Quatermain has lost his only son and longs to get back into the wilderness. Having persuaded Sir Henry Curtis, Captain John Good, RN, and the Zulu chief Umslopogaas to accompany him they set out from the coast of east Africa into the territory of the Masai and while staying with a Scottish missionary are attacked by a group of these tribesmen whom they overcome with heroism. There follows a voyage by canoe along an underground river to a lake in the kingdom of Zu-Vendis on the other side of a range of mountains. The Zu-Vendi are a warlike white race entirely isolated from other African races and when Curtis and Quatermain’s party arrives are ruled jointly by two sisters, Nyleptha and Sorais. The priests of the Zu-Vendi religion are hostile to the explorers but they are protected by the queens: however both fall passionately in love with Curtis and this together with the rejection by Nyleptha of the nobleman Nasta results in a civil war between them (Sorais and Nasta’s forces against those of Nyleptha, Curtis and Quatermain). After a battle in which Queen Nyleptha’s forces are outnumbered she is nevertheless victorious but then threatened by the treachery of the priests who plan to murder her in the palace. Umslopogaas and one loyal warrior manage to save her from this, killing Nasta and the chief priest Agon in the Fight on the Stairway. Sorais, defeated and jealous, takes her own life: Nyleptha and Curtis become King and Queen and Quatermain dies from a wound suffered in the battle.

This is the ending novel of  Allan Quatermain series since he dies at end of the story. Rider Haggard is one of my favorites authors and I enjoyed his all novels of  Allan Quatermain series. If you like those Lost world genre books and also historical adventure novels you are gonna love this book.

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas one of the most famous novels of all times. Probably the best and famous french novel. The Count of Monte Cristo is a delicious novel, full of intrigue,  great fight scenes,  love,  passion, revenge and witty social satire. This novel shows everything what a great author should have,  the grandeur of the writing, the tightness of a wonderful plot, filled with subplots, the development of the characters, and the constant magic of combining romance and adventure. This is the greatest french classic novel I have ever read. One of the best romantic novels too.

Young sailor Edmond Dantes, just as his life starts to come together, is wrongfully imprisoned for fourteen years in the dungeons of the Chateau d’If as the victim of a monstrously evil plot to frame him as a Bonapartist. While in prison he makes the acquaintance of one Abbe Faria, who serves as his mentor and teaches him the ways of the world (science, philosophy, languages and literature, and so forth), and also makes him a gift of a fabulous treasure straight out of the _Thousand and One Nights_. How Dantes gets out of prison, and what he does after that.

The Count of Monte Cristo is not small lite novel. Its one of the longest novels I have read and probably the longest romantic novel I have read.This great romantic novel gonna take 3-4 days to finish depending how fast you read. Also this is a book you will want to read without putting the down the book so better start reading it when you have plenty of time like in a vacation. The Count of Monte Cristo might be 1400 pages long, but it never disappoints. Also I like how the story ends a happier ending than I expected. Not many books at Amazon.con gets 334 five star reviews and plus 27 four stars out of a 388 total reviews. It shows how great The Count of Monte Cristo is.

Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Sherlock Holmes stories which are written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle are one of most famous book series in the world. Also without a doubt most famous detective series ever. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes were initially published in “The Strand” magazine as a series of 24 short stories. These stories saw publication between 1891 and 1893. When they were published in book form, the first twelve were published as “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes” and the last twelve were called “The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.” Today, when we speak of the original “Adventures,” we usually refer to the first twelve Holmes short stories. Since his first appearance in Beeton’s Christmas Annual in 1887, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle‘s Sherlock Holmes has been one of the most beloved fictional characters ever created.

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, hardcover book included twelve adventures,

1. A Scandal in Bohemia
2. The Red-Headed League
3. A Case of Identity
4. The Boscombe Valley Mystery
5. The Five Orange Pips
6. The Man with the Twisted Lip
7. The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle
8. The Adventure of the Speckled Band
9. The Adventure of the Engineer’s Thumb
10. The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor
11. The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet
12. The Adventure of the Copper Beeches

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle‘s books have Great British classic literature which have famous in every country. These Sherlock Holmes detective stories provide great entertainment to anyone who love mystery novels. If you haven’t read any of Conan Doyle‘s stories, they are worth perusing. I have read all Sherlock Holmes stories out there and wish there were more of those.

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett spellbinding Children’s Classic novel which is about of two unhappy and withered children who become determined to make their lives and the lives of others around them more joyful. A tale capture the wonder of the secret garden springing to life under the tender care of Mary Lennox; her spoiled invalid cousin, Colin; and Dickon, a Yorkshire boy. Its Fascinating story which keep you reading till the end.

Bratty and spoiled Mary Lennox is orphaned when her parents fall victim to a cholera outbreak in India. As a result, Mary becomes the ward of an uncle in England she has never met. As she hesitantly tries to carve a new life for herself at imposing and secluded Misselthwaite Manor, Mary befriends a high-spirited boy named Dickon and investigates a secret garden on the Manor grounds. She also discovers a sickly young cousin, Colin, who has been shut away in a hidden Manor room. Together Mary and Dickon help Colin blossom, and in the process Mary finds her identity and melts the heart of her emotionally distant uncle.

The Secret Garden is nice children’s novel which start as a sad story but slowly becoming better and better till a happy ending. I thought this gonna be a boring story but more I read it more I started like it. Each chapter you read take you into the story and let you be there with characters. This is the only novel I have read which were written by Frances Hodgson Burnett The Secret Garden hardcover book but This book made me read more of her work. This book is a wonderful reading for children and adults and a perfect gift for any age. would be great for any book collection.